The ORIGINAL Phoenix design



My Phoenix was the FIRST entered into this year’s competition.


With the coin treatment.

Voting has been going strong on this year’s steem round. Voting round two is set to begin in just a couple of days. @raybrockman has suggested the top three designs will move on to a final face off.

See the original voting post HERE

Well right now my design (THE FIRST PHOENIX entered into the competition) is coming third. 😃

@welshstacker also entered a Phoenix (his is in the lead) and @edxserverus designed an amazing shield that is coming in at number 2.

Now both of these fellows have an advantage because they have used software to make their designs look like actual coins. It is of course easier to picture how cool a design will look with that sort of finishi touch.

EDIT: Thanks to fellow entrant @edxserverus I now have a rendering of my design that looks like a coin. THANK YOU!

HERE is the post I originally did for my design. The description below came from this post.</c/center>

Here have a phoenix rising from the ashes. Steem value was low, hard fork 20 got us down, but as we all keep steeming ahead, Steem will rise to bigger and better things.*

The words at the top of the round are from Seneca, a Roman philosopher/statesman. Ignis aurum probat, miseria fortes homines. In English this translates to:

“As gold is tempered by fire, so strong men are tempered by suffering". The meaning is that in order to become pure gold, the original gold-bearing ore must go through the tempering process of fire; the analogy being that for a man strong in spirit, adversity and suffering are the tempering agents necessary to refine his character and bring out his true potential. Source

In the case of Steem and Steemit, there have been challenges, but ultimately our communities have become stronger as a result. ☺️

When the next round of voting begins I will add a liink HERE.

Kapow! Voting is open. ☺️

How do I envision this as a coin?

picture the phoenix, the flames and the circular part of the steem logo shiny and raised from the background. The stars within the logo and background would hopefully be frosted. The words along the edge would be engraved and shiny as would the border line between the words and main image.

And for those of you who need a refresher...

What is the Steem Round?

Two years ago steem silver gold community member @sevinwilson had a brilliant idea! He suggested the community should design a one ounce silver round especially for Steemit. Designs were submitted. Votes were cast and the round was made. 1500 were minted and they sold like hot cakes. In 2018 the whole process was repeated.

2017 and 2018 Roucenter>

*Top round designed by @bearone, bottom round designed by @welshsta

As @welAs @welshstacker suggested after sharing his phoenix, I do like the idea of the steem silver round being a series with each representing an element. (Water year one, earth year two, and maybe fire this year. 🔥😊) However, I also like the idea of different artists being represented eachar. 😁

How dumb that somehow there are multiple phoenixes in this year’s design competition! 🤣😂🤣😂

Vote for this one!



Tons of great designs came out this year. To be honest, with the slowdown on Steemit I had been worried there wouldn’t be many designs submitted. But we came through again!n! 🎉

Regarss of the design chosen in the end, I am super excited to get this year’s Steem Round. I know it will be an awesome addition to an already awesome series!

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steemsugars, teamaustralia


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18.07.2019 14:41

Yup, I voted for that excellent design. I hope that there will be an opportunity to vote to choose the final design from the top 3, @dfinney. I am looking forward to the 2019 Steem Silver Round, and I am sure that many in the community are. What a great series!

18.07.2019 14:43

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18.07.2019 15:14

I didn't now you were the one to come up with the Phoenix design. Very cool... er very hot!

18.07.2019 15:38

Unbeknownst to one another Welsh and I had the same idea. I posted mine and then he commented to me in discord.


How dumb are we all up in each other’s brains?!!

18.07.2019 16:00

VOTING ROUND TWO is open. ☺️

20.07.2019 02:35

Will watch for the next voting round and give some support i love your design

Thanks for this great post and being an active member of @steemusa !tip

18.07.2019 17:56

VOTING ROUND TWO is open. ☺️

20.07.2019 02:36

I went and voted good luck :)

20.07.2019 15:11

Ah, thank you! 😍

20.07.2019 15:32

MOst welcome I love your design and hope it wins ;)

20.07.2019 20:50

Ans thank you!

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18.07.2019 17:56

If I vote again and again and again perhaps that would help!

Stuff the ballot box!

Its the American way!

18.07.2019 20:45



I am just being a big baby. The designs are all great. But I fully support ballot box stuffing! 😄

18.07.2019 21:16

Have you an upvote for your birthday. Have a good one!

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20.07.2019 19:27

Awe. Thank you! 😍 It has been lovely.

21.07.2019 01:13

That is a very cool design! Thanks for the effort, and best of luck to you!

20.07.2019 22:43

Ahh, thank you @fishyculture. That is very kind of you to say and I appreciate you popping in here to say it. ☺️ Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend so far!

21.07.2019 04:07

I love this design and the thought you put into it!

21.07.2019 05:53

Thank you @katrina-ariel! 💕

22.07.2019 00:35

Great design! Heading over to give it a vote!

22.07.2019 17:21

Thank you so much! 🤗

22.07.2019 19:19

Well, for what it's worth, you have my vote. Beautiful design and sentiment.

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25.07.2019 09:35

As they say, every vote counts.

Thank you for comment. This is really kind of you! 🤗

25.07.2019 11:54